Year made- 2002, Revision No. 5, Number produced- 10 and numbered 1 through 10
These special satin finished carbon steel D202.5 putters were designed for Jack Nicklaus' personal use. Built around the D202.5 Curve Top head, these putters were made in a range of weights from 325 to 340 grams for Jack's personal experimentation.
Serving as Jack's club designer, I always make a small number of each of my new putter designs to his specs, for his personal inspection and use. The remainder of each group, not in his possession, are what you see here.
Together with the Special Edition head cover these rare putters make a limited edition's, limited edition. A very small number of putters made for the greatest player of all time.
Model D202.5 is curved top style head with a swept single step back design along with a central cavity for heel toe weighting. This blade has a longer toe than the A, B, C or E models and the most heel shafted of the PE putters. The shorter neck enhances the extended toe and balance of this model.
Each head is machined from a single solid block of soft carbon steel which starts with a weight of approximately 11 pounds. This technique ensures continuous metallurgical grain flow throughout the head and neck and consistent harmonics from putter to putter.
Designed for players with a classic open to closed putting stroke, this model provides unparalleled solid feel and alignment capability.
The toe and heel have symmetric angles on this model, while the single step and swept heel and toe masses provide perfect balance. As with all the models, edges in the cavity are machined parallel unlike cast putters that must incorporate small draft angles.
The patented Long Barrel Straight Slant Neck provides improved feel by making a better connection between shaft and head, while giving a clean look at address. The extended socket provides a deeper shaft insertion, less vibration at impact, and super solid feel.
The patented sighting system incorporates a positive raised center line, with recessed dual outside lines for sure alignment under any lighting conditions. No matter the position of the sun, the raised center line casts a small helpful shadow for alignment aid.
Offset is ¾ shaft and the neck is positioned more into the heel of this model giving it a hanging angle of 46 degrees. Loft is set at 4 degrees. Models are machined from a single piece of soft carbon steel and nickel plated with a glare and corrosion resistant finish.
Design and studio photography by Plus 2 International, Inc.
Selected product photography by Jeff Lucero and Camada Sports
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